CHARLOTTE 49ERS (18-7, 8-3) VS. XAVIER MUSKETEERS (18-7, 9-2)
[font=verdana]Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 2:00PM, Halton [/font][font=verdana]Arena (9,105), Charlotte[/font]
[font=verdana]TV: CBS College Sports Regional (Time Warner North Carolina / FOX Sports Ohio)[/font]
[font=verdana]Radio: WBCN 1660 AM[/font]
[font=verdana]Series: Xavier leads 7-1 (X leads 6-1 in A-10 play)[/font]
[font=verdana]Last meeting: Xavier 86-74, January 13, 2010, Cincinnati[/font]
[font=verdana]StatSheet.com: Xavier Musketeers vs Charlotte 49ers[/font]
Charlotte49ers.com: GAME NOTES: Charlotte Hosts Xavier, Saturday
WHITEOUT Scheduled at Halton Arena for Men’s Basketball vs. Xavier
CharlotteObserver.com: 49ers’ Andersen happy being the senior leadership
Xavier a model for Charlotte
The Gold Mine: 49ers vs. Xavier officially a sellout
[font=verdana]GreenTintedGlasses.net: Can the Niners circle the drain before going under?[/font]
GoXavier.com: Men’s Basketball Team Prepares For Big Saturday Road Tilt At Charlotte
Cincinnati.com: Charlotte poses big obstacle for Xavier
Afansnote.com: Know Your Enemy (again) - Charlotte
Musketeermadness.com: Muskies Pluck Hawks!! Try to Sweep 49ers Saturday!!
Musketeer Madness Xavier Men’s Hoops Chatboard
Xavierhoops.com: Xavier Men’s Hoops Forums
[font=verdana]A-10 Board: Xavier at Charlotte thread[/font]
[font=verdana]WH Preview: Thinking about…XAVIER[/font]
Atlantic10.com: A-10 Men’s Basketball On Television This Weekend
[font=verdana]CollegeChalktalk.com: Atlantic 10 - Game of the Week[/font]
[font=verdana]This Week in the A-10 - Feb. 15[/font]
Five for Friday: The Game - Feb. 19
[font=verdana]USAToday.com: Atlantic 10 Conference[/font]
[font=verdana]GO NINERS! ZAP THE X-MEN! [/font]
From ESPN’s Mark Schlabach…
[b]Bubble Trouble: Teams that need a win[/b]
Xavier at Charlotte (2 p.m. ET): The Musketeers seem to be in really good shape with an RPI rating in the top 25 and four wins over RPI top-50 opponents (Dayton, Charlotte, Rhode Island and Cincinnati at home). The 49ers really need a signature win after dropping their past two games, by 28 points at Dayton and six points to Duquesne at home. Charlotte has three victories over RPI top-50 foes, defeating Temple (home), Richmond (road) and Louisville (road), but can’t afford many more losses.
ESPN.com: Weekend Watch - Feb. 19
And Jeff Goodman of FOX Sports…
[b]UNDER-THE-RADAR:[/b] Xavier at Charlotte, Saturday at 2 p.m. ET – Both teams enter the game with an 18-7 overall mark. Chris Mack’s Musketeers are 9-2 in A-10 play, just 1/2 game behind Richmond – while Charlotte is 8-3 in league action and has lost two straight – including a setback at home to Duquesne.
FOXSportscom: Weekend preview - Feb. 19
Great news!!! A full house for the this year’s homecoming game!
CharlotteObserver.com: The Gold Mine: 49ers vs. Xavier officially a sellout
GO NINERS!!! MAUL THE MUSKIES!
All pre-game stories, etc., have been posted. Nice piece on Andersen by Jim (though he should have noted that Ian’s play won last year’s home tilt with the Musketeers), while Shannon Russell reports that X-man Brad Redford may not play due to a hip injury. And, as usual, fine work by our friends at GTG!
Good peice Jim. But I think this line is wrong.
Since Charlotte arrived in the A-10 in the 2005-06 season, the 49ers have finished no higher than fourth in the league standings and have made a pair of National Invitation Tournament appearances.
We finished 2nd to GW in the first season, 05-06 with a 11-5 record.